Baha’i Faith: Day 10

Yesterday’s post was long. And serious. And something that is still rattling around in my head as I try to reconcile what all of this might mean for the Down syndrome community and the larger community of people with disabilities.

So here’s all I have to say for today. It’s another quote from the writings:

“When you love a member of your family or a compatriot, let it be with a ray of the Infinite Love! Let it be in God, and for God! Wherever you find the attributes of God love that person, whether he be of your family or of another. Shed the light of a boundless love on every human being whom you meet, whether of your country, your race, your political party, or of any other nation, colour or shade of political opinion. Heaven will support you while you work in this in-gathering of the scattered peoples of the world beneath the shadow of the almighty tent of unity.”

I love this idea of seeing the attributes of God in those I meet. This can definitely be a challenge, but it is a worthy challenge, I think. This is something I hope to instill in Rowenna. I hope that she will be able to see people’s hearts and not just the outward trappings.


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